This summer the boys wanted to have some fun with some summertime activities. T enjoyed swimming fun, playing T-ball, eating ice cream, exploring water balloons, making crafts and special snacks too.
Summer Fun Book List
- Take Me Out to the Ball Game by Mark Meyers
- You Are My Sunshine by Caroline Jayne Church
- Swim! by Marilyn Brigham
- Emily’s Balloon by Komako Sakai
- Yummy Ice Cream by Emma Quay
- Bubble Trouble by Mary Packard
- Maisy Makes Lemonade by Lucy Cousins
- Swimming is Fun by Kathleen Amant
- Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
- I Love You, Sun I Love You, Moon I by Karen Pandell
- Balloons Balloons Balloons by Dee Lillegard
Tot-Tub #3 (middle) Watermelon File Folder Game
I printed out the Watermelon File Folder Game and cut out the pieces for T to match up with the watermelons. The child counts how many seeds on each watermelon and matches up the correct number, but T doesn’t recognize his numbers yet so he just matched up the red part of the watermelon to the green part.
Tot-Tub #4 (bottom left) Cutting Fruit
I put his wooden Melissa & Doug Fruit Cutting Set in his tot-tub. He has loved this activity since he could sit up on his own.Tot-Tub #5 (bottom right) Bubble Shooter
I gave T some bubbles and a bubble gun to shoot bubble bombs in the air.
Hand Print Sunshine
Yellow, orange and gold construction paper
- Paint the paper plate yellow and leave to dry.
- Trace around your child’s hand onto the three colors of construction paper. You will need about 12 hand prints. Cut out the hand prints.
- Use the black marker to draw a cheerful face on your sun.
- Now turn the sun over and glue the hand prints around the edge to form the rays.
I made a pizza bagel into a sun lunch with carrot sticks and cheese sticks as the sun rays. For the pizza bagel I took a plain bagel and added pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni; then put it in oven until the cheese melted. We had Capri Sun drinks too!
Sponge Water Bombs
three 1/2-by-2 3/4-by-4 1/4-inch sponges
- Use new sponges, and be sure not to wet them; they are easier to cut straight out of the package.
- With a pen and a ruler, make five lines ½ an inch apart lengthwise on each sponge.
- Use scissors to cut the sponges on the lines, you should have 6 stripes for each sponge.
- Lay strips on top of each other in three layers, six to a layer.
- Scrunch them all across the middle with a piece of string and tie a very tight knot.
- Fluff pieces out into a ball.
Get them wet and throw them to into a pail or to get someone wet!
Water Gun Fun
- Use the glue to draw the red sewn on lines on the white paper plate.
- Sprinkle red glitter on the glue.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Watermelon Play Dough
- Make a ball out of the red play dough.
- Flatten a piece of the green play dough.
- Wrap the green play dough around the red play dough.
- Use a plastic knife to cut the watermelon into slices.
Paper Plate Watermelon Craft
- Red and green paint
- Paper plate
- Paint brush
- Black beans
- Cut a paper plate in half.
- Paint the ridged outer area green and the inner area red.
- After it dries, glue black beans on for the seeds.
- Paper plate
- Cut 1 lemon in half and 1 into fourths.
- Pour paint onto a paper plate.
- Let the child dip the half and fourth pieces of lemon into the different colors of paint and press them onto their paper.
Ice Cream Waffle Breakfast
- Cut the waffle in a triangle (cone shape).
- Slice the banana and place them on the small straight side of the waffle, spread them out to look like ice cream.
- Cut the strawberry in half and place it on the top of the bananas.
Eat Ice Cream
Beach Ball Play
Painted Beach Ball
- Draw lines to resemble the lines on a beach ball.
- Let the child choose which color they would like to use first and which section they would like to place it in.
- Have them finger paint with the paint.
- Repeat again until all the colors have been used and all the sections are filled.